Rain in July makes things look more optimistic for wheat and stocker cattle operators, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.

Wheat, stocker cattle lease decisions impacted by corn prices



With all the rain in July, things are looking a little more optimistic for wheat and stocker cattle operators than in the past four years in the Rolling Plains of Texas and southern Oklahoma, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. “It looks like we will have some pasture once we get our wheat crop in; at least we have some moisture to plant our wheat on,” said Stan Bevers, AgriLife Extension economist in Vernon. And that leaves wheat and stocker cattle operatorswith some decisions to make  in the next few months. “What we are looking at now is, ‘Should I try to harvest for a wheat crop next spring,or should I run cattle through the entire season?’” Bevers said.
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